Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2005 - 2013)

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3.0TDV6 HSE

reviewed by Anonymous on 21 May 2018
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Overall rating
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
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Experience at the dealership
5
How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
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Overall reliability

Great car to drive but shudder at its potential unreliability

Initially I was happy and thought it was a great car to drive. Lofty driving position and interior space and luxury made it a great cruiser. Fuel consumption (av 27mpg) is par for the cars size and weight (2.6t!).
However the cars are very expensive to maintain if you go through a main dealer. Also, even the youngest are now 5 years old so will be needing potentially expensive remedial work on wear and tear items.
I was finally put off by an engine failure at 65k miles. Horrible, jarring metallic sound then all systems died when coming out of a junction one afternoon.
Car was towed to my local dealer in Lewes who diagnosed crank failure and a new engine replacement. I then spent a worrying week wondering how much of the £20k cost was going to be covered under my extended warranty. Fortunately because I had maintained it regularly at a main dealer, LR was covering the entire cost of replacement. My experience dealing with Harwoods Lewes was very favourable during this time - they were adamant that I shouldn't be paying for the replacement costs and were very helpful liaising with LR.
I lost confidence in the car after this and have replaced it with an Audi. It was a great car, but if you were to buy one, get one that has had a main dealer engine replacement and make sure you have plenty of disposable income.

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reviewed by Bazalab on 4 May 2014

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About this car

Price£38,250–£76,295
Road TaxL–M
MPG19.0–32.1 mpg
Real MPG88.8%

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